A recently paroled Poot gets the lowdown on the corners from Bodie; Colvin takes a trio of students into unfamiliar territory.
However, Bubbles and Herc promise each other favors; Carcetti clashes with the council president about budget matters and realizes Burrell will not go quietly; Andre asks Proposition Joe for protection; a domestic dilemma sends Michael to Marlo.
original airdate--November 12,2006
music--Opening theme--"Way Down in the Hole" by DoMaJe and Steve Earle
Epigraph--"Might as well dump 'em, get another". - Proposition Joe
Proposition Joe remarks that instead of trying to repair an object that's broken or defective, it's more cost-effective to just get a new one.